When we decided to live full time in our motor home we were living in the last house I built for us. (It was always the last house we will build for us. just like the last two,) (ha!). It is a 1400 sqft 2 BR house with a garage on the street level. It has a 1400sqft basement that housed my garage and office. The rest would fill up with construction stuff and junk. I built a mirror image of it next door condo style.
AT our decision we both knew there was a problem, MY STUFF????? she asked can you really get rid of that STUFF? A big yard sale, giving, and a little storage and Yep most of it was gone.
Do I still save? That is what brought this up. Saturday night Sherry said, “The pop corn didn’t pop!” MICROWAVE??!!!!
The intertnet said the replacement was on sale, “BEST PRICE” was Home Depot.
Sunday found us in Fredricksburg out for a ride, not planning to replace the Microwave until we reached NC. THEN I SAW THE HOME DEPOT SIGN.
Uninterested salesman, came over, spoke. I told him what I had seen on the net that said $169 in store or on the net. He walked off. I assumed he was looking on the net because he sat down at the computer, no other customers. Waited…..nada.. leaving he said something like have a good day.
Best buy was next, nice salesman, no product.
Up the street, Lowes was there, why not? Nice sales guy ‘Berry’. Yes they have three in stock, “Want one each?” Price with a discount, $134. “We will take one.”
“You sure just one?” great guy.
It was in place Sunday night, and we had pop corn.
NOW, the old one. It gets thrown away but not until I cut the cord, remove the working blower, and any other part I can salvage. I’M ADDICTED I CANNOT HELP MYSELF!
Plus I have to see what is inside. The problem was this power supply, it is dead.
Above the microwave generator, the little hole in the brass tip sends out the microwaves. I will save SOME of this stuff.
Addicted to yard sales? I cannot pass one up. On the way to get the microwave I stopped at a yard sale.
“What you want for this box?” my mind says offer him $20.
“I’d need $5 for the whole box.”
We spent $140 tax and all for the microwave. That $5 box contained $170 + in NEW wire. A new towel rack, a $10 brass plate (new) and some odds and ends.
We got enough material to pay for the microwave and more. And Yes, I will use the stuff I bought. It is safely stored in the basement of the motor home.
Am I a hoarder? Are YOU?
Thanks for coming this way.
PS: (Living a sermon, I cried at this one)
Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on the side of the road holding him and crying. And just before he died, he licked the tears off my face.
This guy passed us on our walk. Here it is parked at his house. I know it is an Imperial, not sure of the year close to a 1956 though.